Tom  Slavicek

Tom earned his Leatherworking Merit Badge on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. After a 37-year career as an executive director for the Boy Scouts of America, Tom and his wife, Karen, retired to Dahlonega, GA. Tom has been crafting bags and pouches since 1985. Tom and Karen participate in numerous art shows each year, and Tom teaches leather classes throughout the region. Contact: tslavicek@aol.com

Class List

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Junior rockhounds-Leather - Tom Slavicek
You will learn how to work with leather and make several projects through the week, including leather belts, belt pouches, spirit bags, leather jewelry, shoulder bags, 18th Century frontiersman bags, phone cases, ipad cases and so much more. The techniques you will learn are: cutting your own leather, stitching, decorating, coloring, stamping, using a wood burning tool and more. Will start out with more simple projects and move on up to the complex ones. By the end of the week you should have nearly 10-12 projects completed, depending on complexity. Ages 13-17 plus any adults interested. All leather, materials, tools, templates, wood burning tools, etc. are provided. No experience necessary.

Lab Fee: $185.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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Leather I - Tom Slavicek
Learn the basic techniques of cutting and stitching leather bags and pouches, plus learn how to use a wood-burning tool to add artwork onto the leather, and how to add color to your designs, more. There are several styles, shapes and sizes of bags that you will be able to choose from, along with colors and textures of leather: All tools, leather and materials, straps and tassels, decorations and templates are provided for the class. You do not need to bring anything except you enthusiasm and be ready to amaze yourself at what you create!

Lab Fee: $197.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Leather II - Tom Slavicek
Learn advanced techniques in coloring, setting cabochons into leather, making medallions as decorations, some tooling & dying, more.

Lab Fee: $197.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Leather II - Mountain Man Week - Tom Slavicek
Crafting Mountain man/black powder style shoulder bags and accessories, and/or craft your own bags.
Cost for each class is $185 per person - Make up to 4 bags during the week.

Lab Fee: $197.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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